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TEHRAN –(Iranart)- Iranian singer and composer Abodolvahab Shahidi, who was also an oud and santur virtuoso, died of heart failure at Tehran’s Resalat Hospital on Monday. He was 99.

He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday due to some heart problems, his grandchild Ali Kheradmand announced on his Instagram and added that his grandfather received his first dose of a COVID 19 vaccination five days before his death.

Born in Meimeh, a small town near the central Iranian city of Isfahan, he began learning songs and playing the oud and santur from maestro Esmaeil Mehrtash.

His love of playing oud led him to compose the albums “The Mystery of Oud” and “Farewell My Oud”.

He recorded ten